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sling swivel studs???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by chapperjoe, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. chapperjoe

    chapperjoe New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    Please someone explain to me how bipods attach to a rifle, what the heck is a sling swivel stud, etc.
  2. standingbear

    standingbear Participating Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    a bit long

    A-sling swivel stud is the small threaded on one end type wood screw and has on the other end a knob with a hole in it for the bipod to clamp onto.unckle mikes makes them as well as a host of other companies.the sling swivel stud can accept a bipod clamp or a sling attachment-they snap into the hole.when you attach a sling swivel screw/stud in the forearm of your rifle..take care you dont attach too long a screw that it protrudes into the barrel channel in the stock and hits the barrel.it will throw off your accuracy and scratch up the barrel.swivel studs are also made for attaching to steel and have machine threads instead of wood screw threads.the unckle mikes swivel stud can be reversed from bipod to sling attachment in a snap.the other type of sling swivels are just standard swivels that accept a sling only and have a ring for the sling more or less permanently attached to the screw and sometimes require a special adaptor to attach a bipod.harris bipods have a clamp that snaps into the stud. also a screw on the bipod that tightens to a block that pushes away on the stock while the clamp holds the bipod to the stud.certain rifles require special adaptors to attach a bipod because there is no room for a swivel stud due to the rifles inner workings in the way.an ruger mini 14 is an example of this.
  3. dakotasin

    dakotasin Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    if you use a harris bipod: remove your sling from the forearm. attach the bipod so that when closed, the legs extend beyond the barrel. attach your sling to the provisions harris builds into their bipods. all done. don't need any extra studs.

    the reason for having the legs extend towards the barrel, instead of towards the shooter: when shooting heavier recoiling (than 223), sometimes the recoil will snap the legs closed - an annoyance at best, painful at worst. also, if the legs extend forward, you can still comfortably handle and shoot the gun without deploying the bipod, if you desire. the bipod's feet will not interfere w/ the bullet's travel.

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